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Narrative Shorts 1

November 7 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Total Run Time: 86 min Life comes with its share of struggles both large and small. Fortunately the power of human connection and relationships help us cope.

Back to Burgundy

November 7 @ 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

PASSHOLDER ACCESS: Patron | A-Lister | Movie Mogul

Meet the Artists Reception

November 7 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Bernard and Huey

November 7 @ 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM

Bernard and Huey starts with post-collegiate Huey (a roguish ladies man played by David Koechner) and Bernard (his nebbishy best friend played by Jim Rash) tearing up the manhattan nightlife in the late 1980s. Twenty five years later, a washed up Huey arrives on the doorstep of Bernard, now a successful New [...]


November 7 @ 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM

A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with [...]

Documentary Shorts 3

November 8 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Total Run Time: 81 min These stories show us that when people come together to collaborate and build a community, anything is possible.

Short Features 2

November 8 @ 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Total Run Time: 105 min No matter what challenges they face, the subjects of these documentaries find their own techniques to overcome adversity.

Short Features 4

November 8 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Total Run Time: 101 min Artistry comes in many forms and has the power to build community. Experience the satisfaction that comes with the act of creation.

Food Evolution

November 8 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

From Academy Award® nominated director, Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town), and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust, and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves to [...]

LA 92

November 8 @ 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

LA 92 takes its audience on a riveting and comprehensive tour of the events that led up to the 1992 uprising in Los Angeles following the Rodney King beating by the police. Told only through archival news footage from that time period and even earlier going back to the Watts Riots of 1965, [...]

Back to Burgundy

November 8 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PASSHOLDER ACCESS: Patron | A-Lister | Movie Mogul Ten years ago, Jean (Pio Marmaï) left his family and their family-run winery in Burgundy to tour the world. Learning of his father’s imminent death, he returns to his childhood home from Australia where he’s working for a major wine company. There, he reunites [...]

Narrative Shorts 3

November 8 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Total Run Time: 85 min Travel to the darker side of life, exploring family and relationship struggles and dealing with loss and questions of self-worth.


November 8 @ 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Mills is a twelve year-old graffiti addict who is quickly losing faith in human integrity. His life on the streets has become his only escape from an abusive household headed by the devilish Gus (Lou Diamond Phillips). Tim (Dash Mihok), a humble middle school teacher and football coach, believes that there is [...]

Narrative Shorts 2

November 8 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NARRATIVE SHORTS 2 Total Run Time: 79 min From different cultures to reality-bending scenarios, take a walk in someone else’s shoes and gain a new perspective.


November 8 @ 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

In Fermented, author and chef Edward Lee explores how the ancient processes of fermentation are used in modern cuisine both at home and abroad. The culinary world has named fermentation the hottest food trend of the present moment. Filmmaker Jonathan Cianfrani frames one man’s journey as the point of entry into the [...]

Documentary Shorts 1

November 8 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Total Running Time: 68 min A compelling series of retrospective stories and a glimpse at what the future may hold.

Served Like A Girl

November 8 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Many female veterans struggle with PTSD, broken families, serious illness, and military sexual abuse. Years ago, a group of veterans turned to competing in a Ms. Veteran America competition as a way to adapt and overcome. In Served Like A Girl, the stories of a handful of these women build through riveting [...]

Crown Heights

November 8 @ 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Crown Heights is based on the true story of 18-year-old Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) who is sentenced to life in prison after being wrongfully convicted of shooting a Brooklyn teenager in the spring of 1980. With limited resources, Colin’s childhood friend Carl “KC” King (Nnamdi Asomugha) begins working on Colin’s exoneration, sacrificing his [...]

ACORN and the Firestorm

November 8 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

ACORN, America’s largest grassroots community organizing group, became a major player in the 2008 presidential election that resulted in Barack Obama’s historic victory. Big businesses, Republicans and right-wing activists took issue with the group, firing accusations of voter fraud and government waste at the left-leaning organization. The conservative opposition found unexpected allies in [...]


November 8 @ 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with [...]

Next Level Food and Wine for Film

November 8 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PASSHOLDER ACCESS: All Passholders (except Flex Pass)

Class Rank

November 8 @ 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Bernard (Skyler Gisondo) is a compassionate and motivated teenager who has been raised by his quirky grandfather, Oswald (Bruce Dern). When Bernard is approached by his ambitious classmate Veronica (Olivia Holt) who urges him to run for the Board of Education, he jumps at the chance to further his own agenda of [...]

To the Edge of the Sky

November 8 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

To the Edge of the Sky tells of the heroic and inspirational battle fought by four American mothers whose sons are diagnosed with the degenerative Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. As the women go up against the FDA, Directors Todd and Jedd Wider intimately record their transformation from everyday moms into the country's leading [...]

Documentary Shorts 2

November 8 @ 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Total Run Time: 88 min This collection of shorts follows unique and inspiring individuals as they courageously navigate life’s many obstacles.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

November 8 @ 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool follows the playful but passionate relationship between aspiring actor Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening), covering a colorful period spanning from 1978 to 1980 in both Liverpool and Los Angeles. What starts as a standard-issue [...]

Skid Row Marathon

November 8 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

A criminal court judge starts a running club on LA’s notorious skid row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run marathons. Remarkably, lives begin to change. Judge Craig Mitchell believes that if he can better the physical and psychological health of these individuals, then perhaps some of [...]

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

November 8 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. Filmmaker Jennifer M. Kroot follows Maupin’s evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. The creator of [...]

Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise

November 8 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

When Thelma & Louise hit theaters in 1991, it was praised as an exhilarating prototype of female empowerment and freedom. It was also condemned as an alarming specimen of toxic feminism and male-bashing. At that time, viewers responded to a national survey, sharing their visceral reactions to the film in letters and [...]

The Upside

November 8 @ 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Based on a true story, The Upside chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a hang-gliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), in need of a job and a fresh start. From worlds apart, Phillip and Dell form an unlikely bond, bridging their [...]

Amanda & Jack Go Glamping

November 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM

With his mid-life marriage on rocky ground and a persistent case of writer’s block, dejected one-hit-author Jack Spencer (David Arquette) goes glamping (glamorous camping) with his wife Amanda (Amy Acker) in search of a spark. The isolated retreat suddenly becomes anything but private with the arrival of double-booking honeymoon hipsters and the return [...]

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